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Their single "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" reached number two in the UK music charts , and their album Permission to Land, which sold over a million copies, was shortlisted for the 2003 Mercury Music Prize. Their Christmas single "Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)" was narrowly beaten to the 2003 UK Christmas number 1 slot by "Mad World" from Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules.
They are considered to be influenced by 1970s rock bands like AC/DC, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Queen, T. Rex and Led Zeppelin. Hawkins' soaring falsetto makes them immediately distinguishable from other present-day rock bands.
They also won two Kerrang! awards in 2004 for best live act and Best British band.
The Darkness will be working with legendary rock producer Roy Thomas Baker , known for his work with Queen for their second album.
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